Paninis and Peaches: Your August Lunch
By Brandi Goodman
National Peach Month and National Panini Month both arrive in August. Both of these options can offer lots of benefits to your health. Add them to your August lunch plans and you'll gain plenty of nutrition to keep your brain and body fueled.
Benefits of Paninis
A panini is not always the same every time. You have to make your sandwich the right way to ensure you gain the most benefits. That's a major plus. Each person can concoct their own creation that keeps their hunger satisfied and provides nutrition to their bodies. You can start with a low-carb bread that offers lots of protein and fiber for your digestive and heart health. Add plenty of veggies and you'll gain the many vitamins found within them.
A hummus and avocado panini is also a great choice with potassium, folate, and B vitamins. Try a spinach panini that includes spinach, tomato, onion, feta cheese, and basil. You'll get hefty doses of magnesium, iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, and more. Experience a boost in your digestive system, improved heart health, and even a control in blood sugar when you enjoy this meal.
Benefits of Peaches
Peaches always make a great snack or meal addition. You get tons of Vitamin C from just one peach. It's beneficial for your immune system and helps heal wounds faster. The antioxidants within peaches are also good for eyesight. The beta-carotene found in carrots is in peaches as well. Your body turns it into the Vitamin A it needs to keep vision strong.
You won't find any saturated fats, sodium, or cholesterol in a peach. It's a low-calorie, healthy snack that you don't have to feel guilty about eating. Peaches are actually made of more than 85 percent water. They'll help keep you hydrated. With the fiber content as well, you should be kept full for longer and won't need to snack on other things to satisfy you. It's a terrific option if you're looking to lose or maintain weight.
Enjoy a panini with a side of peaches and you'll have the perfect lunch for August. Fruits, veggies, and grains combine to make this meal a truly delicious and nutritious choice. The health benefits are outstanding. If you want to add some extra choices to your meal plan, choose some of the fresh fruit and veggie options harvested during the month. Apples, pears, avocados, blackberries, cantaloupe, and carrots are all in season.
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